I started Keto diet a week ago and am loving it. Losing 0.3-0.5 lbs per day on about 1650 calories per day. I weighed 160 when I started. Munchies are totally gone. I am “normal” hungry at meal times, but by no means starving. My BGs are incredibly good. I am able to stay below 130 most of the time. Occasional peaks around 150 if I miss on bolus amount, but I’m improving on that. I eat a 1/4 cup of nuts for morning and afternoon snacks to try to meet fat consumption. Plus is a nice snack. I used to be constantly snacking on cookies, chips etc. I do eat a couple of squares of dark chocolate each day for a treat. Only 6 carbs
Eating approx, 6% carbs, 16% protein and 78% fats. Translates to carbs: 25 / 68 / 138. Lots of olive, avocados, and nuts. Basically try to eat no carbs and then double grams of fat over protein for meals. Carbs come alon naturallly with nuts, cheese, etc. For breakfast, I eat a protein shake with with 2 Tbsp chia seeds and 1 Tbsp olive oil to get started against the high fat gram quota.
My Endocronologist will be quite happy with weight and BG control. Historically my A1c has run between 7.1-7.8. Expecting 7.0 or lower next test.
I’m just getting started, but am seeing lots of good recipes.